Taken with Instagram at Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub
Why do I have to keep coming back to this?
Just found my purikura photos from japan. Must. Get. Back. Soon. (Taken with instagram)
You said, ‘My life’s like a bad movie,’
I said, ‘Thats true of all us.’
Oh god. Probably means I have to tone it down a bit (Taken with instagram)
Party (Taken with instagram)
“There’s no place like home for collecting burdens and conjuring ghosts that don’t know they’re dead.”
My favorite musicians are the most miserable sons of bitches.
OK… the answer to “am I really that self tortured” posed in my last post has to be definitively YES.
Currently: drinking Utah whiskey, reading Vonnegut, dwelling on things I shouldn’t be.
Really into the idea of a karass (a la Cat’s Cradle). I’ve started thinking about the people I think are in mine. Still trying to figure out the definitive purpose (wampeter) of my karass though. Perhaps to unite those of us living in a seemingly separate dimension from the rest of the population. I’ve always attracted the loner weirdo types…
SO IT GOES
I was recently told by an ex-boyfriend that he thought that the thing that always kept us together the most was our “similar way of bottling feelings up and feeding off them. [Going through] life in some sort of self tortured way.”
It got me thinking…am I really that self tortured?? Am I living the “Bukowski life” that I always joke about? I mean, I live for a good whiskey, a good book, and a sad song…but I’m a generally happy person. I think.
I started thinking about my favorite albums by beloved bands like Radiohead, U2, Beck, etc and realized that my favorite is usually the album that happened in the bands darkest time. I LOVE these dark albums. Especially when other albums are so upbeat and positive. The band is presented in such a different light to me after I discover these “dark albums.” It’s like they’re real people. I also think it’s indicative of truly great musicians-to be able to make music conveying such polar emotions.
I recently posted “Thinking About You” by Radiohead. Pablo Honey is hands down my favorite Radiohead album. You have no idea how often I am forced to argue my opinion. Diehard Radiohead fans simply won’t hear it. Others just won’t let go of Kid A. Whatever it is, by stating that Pablo Honey is my favorite of all Radiohead albums, I am in the minority. But let’s think about where the band was when they released Pablo Honey… it was their FIRST full-length album as a band. Their first release, The Drill EP, didn’t do so well…so clearly, they were bummed, broke musicians when they wrote this album. OBVIOUSLY all their other music got more complex, uplifting, and pretentious when their egos and budgets were inflated… In my opinion, one cannot even compare Pablo Honey to subsequent Radiohead albums…it is Radiohead before they WERE Radiohead.
Sidenote Cool Fact: Creep was supposedly known by the band as their “Scott Walker Song.” Check out this REAL Scott Walker song and tell me it doesn’t sound like Creep…
Perhaps I’m simply subjecting myself to scorn, but I’ve made a list of my favorite “dark” albums. Since nobody can stand to read more than 140 characters anymore consider this simply for posterity’s sake. My own personal memo…